Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Viola rostrata Pursh image
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Family Violaceae
Viola rostrata Pursh
long-spurred violet
Viola: a classical Latin name for violets
rostrata: beaked
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Status: Special Concern
Plant: erect, perennial forb, mostly hairless
Flower: light purple with dark lines forming an "eye", 5-parted, 1/2"-1 1/4" wide, petals beardless, spur 1/2" long and slender with up-curved tip; solitary from the leaf axils, long-stalked, taller than the leaves; blooms April-June
Fruit:widely-elliptical capsule with light yellow to brown seeds
Leaf:often broadly-oval with a heart-shaped base
Habitat: shade; moderate moisture; woods, forests; in deep humus soil

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Viola rostrata Pursh var. elongata Farw.

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